ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Samantha Brown, the popular television tour guide to the world's most thrilling destinations, has partnered with HSN to launch Samantha Brown Luggage, her first-ever exclusive collection of sophisticated and stylish travel gear. Ms. Brown, who travels 230 days of the year and has starred in over seven Travel Channel shows to date, was inspired by her own travel experiences and practical needs to create this collection.
"I want to help travelers simplify their lives as they experience the world with luggage that's functional and fashionable at accessible price points," said Ms. Brown.
The premier collection of Samantha Brown Luggage, which will debut on Friday, May 27, includes a carry-on set and tote, several upright suitcases and a weekend bag (all of which are available in burgundy, navy and black), and ranges in price from $59.95 to $149.95.
"Samantha Brown's extensive travel experience and knowledge make her an expert on what works and what doesn't when you're on the go, and what's most fashionable in every corner of the globe," said Nancy Caplan, SVP of Merchandising for HSN. "We have no doubt our customers will want Samantha Brown Luggage as the ultimate travel companion."
The new collection will be part of HSN's 24-hour first-ever "Americana" event featuring unique American-themed experiences, brands and products from partners like designer Jeffrey Banks as well as a live performance by the country music legend Randy Travis and the exclusive world launch of his latest release Anniversary Celebration.
Samantha Brown will launch Samantha Brown Luggage live on HSN on Friday, May 27 at midnight, 1:00am, 8:00am, 12:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm, and 11:00pm (all times are EDT). For more information, please visit www.hsn.com.
About Samantha Brown:
In her 10 years at Travel Channel, Samantha Brown has successfully explored the world's best destinations advising other travel enthusiasts with her knowledge and experience of quaint villages, unique lodging, cultural traditions, along with sights and sounds that inspire weekend get-a-ways or new passport stamps.
Headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty (e.g. M. Asam, Carol's Daughter, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Signature Club A, Andrew Lessman, Lancome, My Life by Mary J. Blige, Perlier, Serious Skin Care, Wei East, ybf Beauty); Jewelry (e.g. Heidi Daus, Iris Apfel, R.J. Graziano, Rarities: Fine Jewelry by Carol Brodie, Amedeo Scognamiglio, Tori Spelling); Home/Lifestyle (e.g. Jeffrey Banks, Nate Berkus, Bissell, Colin Cowie, Dyson, Easy Exotic by Padma Lakshmi, Todd English, Emeril Lagasse, Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler, Joy Mangano, MoMA Design Store, Wolfgang Puck); Fashion/Accessories (e.g. American Glamour Badgley Mischka, Joan Boyce, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, Libby Edelman, Sam Edelman, Chi by Carlos Falchi, Diane Gilman, IMAN Global Chic, "Timeless" by Naeem Khan, Twiggy LONDON Sharif, Serena Williams Signature Statement); and Electronics (e.g. Sony, Kodak, Acer, Olympus, GE, Panasonic).
A leader in transactional innovation, HSN is the only retailer offering live streaming video in HD on three screens: TV, online and mobile. HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website – hsn.com – is a top 10 most trafficked e-commerce site, featuring more than 16,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 34 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI).